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Joseph Howard Pinchuk


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Joseph Howard Pinchuk

Joseph Howard Pinchuk of El Segundo died peacefully at home with family on May 16th. He was born June 5, 1928, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Joe attended Temple University on the GI Bill as a Communications major. He was a regular performer on the summer stock circuit during school breaks, where he made lifelong friends. He started his career with the local CBS television station, WCAU, working behind the scenes in Master Control and directing the news and other local programs. In 1978, as the television station switched to automated programming, he moved west with his family to El Segundo to be closer to his brother Alan Pinchuk of Manhattan Beach. In El Segundo he worked in the aerospace industry. In retirement he appeared as an extra in a few Hollywood films.

There was always a smile on his face for family and others dear to his heart. He was quick to add a song to any situation, drawing others in to harmonize on old favorites, as well as ready to share a humorous jingle or two. In recent years he could be seen on one of his many walks around town, and he was always happy to stop and chat with neighbors. He put his family first in every way, with their well-being at the forefront of his thoughts. He believed in community, and in Philadelphia was active with the Boys and Girls Club, Greene Street Friends School and Green Street Friends Quaker Meeting. In El Segundo he was involved in the Cable Committee, the Garden Club and RSVP.

He will be dearly missed by his family and is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Pinchuk; his brother Alan Pinchuk and wife Judy; his 3 daughters, Miriam Pinchuk and her husband Rupert Clayton, Melissa (Pinchuk) Fisher and Sandy Fisher, and Julia (Pinchuk) McCormick, as well as 2 grandsons, Max and Peyton McCormick.

A celebration of his life will be held later. Donations in his name may be made to The Nature Conservancy Kaua'i Program or Greene Street Friends School in Philadelphia. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on May 22, 2016
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